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plankton said:The 9.3.6 update for the old iPhone 4s does not seem to want to do an OTA download and install. Just sits with endless download and install message.
bkkcanuck said:Rayz2016 said:bkkcanuck said:I disagree with the Federal Court.
API is just the interface (e.g. add(operand1, operand2) - i.e. no implementation to that - and implementation is basically 99%+ of the code).
Being able to use an API for compatibility purposes is no different than for example Open Office being able to implement the file format for Word. The need for competition outweighs the argument as an API protected IP. Google's implementation uses the API (common) and then the implementation code which is probably more than 99% of the code base. As long as Google did not copy the code itself the API itself should be fair use. Languages and APIs should not be able to be protected as API.
The court has already previously ruled that you cannot protect interfaces for hardware for the purposes of locking out the competition on things like printer cartridges etc. An API is not much different than the software equivalent.
Identical lines of code don't lie. All available in Scribd online:
radarthekat said:So it wasn’t just a plot to force tech companies to add back doors. Rather, it was an incompetent plot to force tech companies to add back doors. Glad we got that cleared up.
Yes, I believe that was the intention all along, and the efforts in this regard are not exhausted yet. A luta Continua... And no-one seems to recall that the company that eventually enabled them to break into the iPhone was hacked from unknown sources months later, vindicating Tim Cook's stand and fulfilling his prophecy!
That surprising statistic in itself is a striking testament to the awesome power of the disposable income of Apple device users, and its value even to 3rd party app and service vendors... imagine users not bothered by having to pay a higher subscription fee just for the convenience of doing so in-app! Now that's platform power and consumer affluence in the extreme!